Hormel Foods Corporation Production Laborer- Burke in Nevada, Iowa

Starting pay is $15.50. Shift differential $0.60 per hour.

Packroom Laborer

1st shift- 6:30 am- 4:30 pm

2nd shift- 4:30 pm-2:30 am

General Description: The Pack Room Laborer rotates to a different work station each hour, performing repetitive tasks associated with the packaging of meat product. The work stations include: inspecting product quality, assembling boxes, filling bags with meat, sealing bags, weighing bags, and stacking boxes on pallets.

Other Functions: Keeping floor area clean; scooping up inedible meat product with shovel, mop up condensation; bring in or take out trash receptacles; set up or clean equipment; may inspect operations, report malfunctions to supervisor.

Required Physical Activities: Work is moderately to highly strenuous; lifting boxes of up to 50 lbs., occasional lifting of lugs up to 60 lbs., climbing ladders and repetitive motions.

Environmental Conditions:

Temperature: 40-50 degrees in the pack room and -10 degrees in the freezer storage area.

Personal Qualifications:

High school education: desirable, but not required. 6 months work history is required. Manual dexterity, ability to maintain a rapid pace for extended periods, performing repetitive work. Simple arithmetic.

Grindroom Laborer

1st shift- 6:10 am-4:00 pm

2nd shift- 4:00 pm-2:00 am

General Description: This position is responsible for supplying meat to the grindroom from the meat receiving cooler, transporting raw meat from combos to the grinder and grinding of frozen meat.

Essential Functions: Inspects meat; removes pallets from the grind room; operates a metal detector belt and auger; grinds frozen meat; takes out trash and compacts cardboard; gathers information from combos and pallets; enters information into system.

Other Functions: May perform general housekeeping duties; assists Mixer Operator as needed; may assist in tear-down of the grinders; breaks down paper combos and does pallet separation.

Required Physical Activities: Standing, walking, pushing, lifting, bending, stepping up and down. Raises each combo by pumping up a hand operated pallet jack or using an electric jack. Pulls each combo with the pallet jack an average of 50 feet to the dumper. Unloads combos of meat from the combo dumper with an electric jack. Will also open and lift 60 lb blocks of meat.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Temperature: 45-50 degrees in the grind room and 32 degrees in the cooler.

Personal Qualifications:

  • High school education: desirable, but not required. 6 months of work history is required.

Burke Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.